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recorded trade volume of $231 billion u.s., an increase of 12%. china is of the first largest and growing market. china is the no. 1 market for agriculture for u.s. agricultural products like soybeans and cotton. soybeans are 60% of -- is sold to china. one-third of u.s. cotton is sold to china. china is also an important market for u.s. automobiles and aircraft. china also is in long-term market for u.s. service industry. in this area, the u.s. has done a long time service. at the same time, the chinese want to prepare -- entrepreneurs are interested in making investments in the united states so there are more and more chinese companies coming to the united states and investments. according to chinese statistics, for the last 18 months, the chinese investment in the united states grew by 18-40% -- by 14%. it is up to $6 billion. the investment is still a small figure. it is growing very fast. today, our common interests have expanded and interdependence has been deepened. now, as the impact of the financial crisis still lingers, both china and the united states have committed to transfor
vividly told stories of his 30 years of u.s. iranian in each man from the perspective of our military to military interaction. so i wonder if we could just start with -- tell us why you wrote the book and how you wrote it can bring you our a government historian and this book was really done any different methodology. guests of the dissertation started back in in foreign policy and persian gulf. one of the catalysts for me as far as an interest in the region at both was my father had been the u.s. central commander from 85 to 88 to the u.s. military command from the middle east. at least that spurred an interest even though as a young lieutenant at the time and ranchers prefer different the march geopolitical issues. but after desert storm come work at a school with an interest in the middle east have got me quite interested in doing best in the region. it started with a dissertation and back to. i intended to read a book about the time -- just 90 book contract two days before 9/11 happened, which was a far different the thinness and then after my military experience is in iraq and af
u.s. foreign policy, one of the hardest challenges i think for our decision-makers in the relationship with iran and the non-relationship with iran as we might say. i thought we might begin that discussion with some, to just put, to explain to our listeners, why and how you wrote the book, some of the mythological issues so we get that straight before we get into some of it very vividly told stories of this 30 years of u.s. iranian engagement from the perspective of our military-to-military interaction. so i wonder if we could just start with -- telesort of why you wrote the book and how you wrote it considering that you are a government historian and this book was really done through different methodology. >> guest: the genesis of it started as a dissertation many years ago back in the '90s on reagan's foreign-policy in the persian gulf. one of the catalyst for me as far as an interest in the region itself was my father had been the u.s. central commander from 85 to 88, the u.s. military command for the middle east. obviously that sort of spurred an interest
with parts manufactured in the u.s. but why are there so many new factories, and why are they located here? it's a matter of relative location and scale. to look at this satellite photo, you'd think the gray area was one single city. when we zoom to a more local scale and add this line, the dynamics become clrer. this is the border with the united states in el paso, texas. the maquiladoras are very close to it. a big pa of the quas'vaag tirocn relaveo s. marke and mexicaces the maquiladoras inexpensive labor. it. before the north american free trade agreement, or nafta, mexican laws required that the maquiladoras locate within 12 miles of the border. it's a very short truck ride to some rather long lines at u.s. customs. despite this minor inconvenience, relative location explains why the plants are right here. but to truly understand their impact on mexico and the u.s., you have to change scale again. mi nombre es imelda rodriguez y soy originaria del estado de durango. translator: i come from the state of durango, and i make $60 a week. narrator: durango is hundreds of miles south. you h
the governments and the companies between the two sides. as the largest economy in the u.s., california boasts the resources and a strong advantage in high tech, bio-science, agriculture, fisheries, and the forestry, and even tourism. and in terms of cooperation with china, california enjoys exceptional economic, cultural, and geographical locations and advantages. it is always is the gateway of the united states to china. as the economic and trade cooperation between china and the united states and california deepens, now we believe that trade and investment keeps growing. china is the third largest export destination for california. many multinationals like hp, intel, cisco, and chevron are doing well in china. they're making money in china. at the same time, as the close relationship is going on, many chinese companies are working in san francisco in california. i would like to name a few. the tsl, ciuts, just to name a few. these are successful chinese companies working here. as the american companies in china, the chinese companies working in california in san francisco are also making co
of dogs. that will keep him busy. .. >> host: contemporary u.s. foreign policy, one with of the hardest challenges, i think, for our decision makers is the relationship with iran or the nonrelationship with iran as we might say. i thought we might begin our discussion to just put, explain to our listeners, um, why and how you wrote the book, some of the method logical issues so that we get that straight before we get into some of the vividly-told story t of this 30 years of u.s./iranian engagement from the perspective of our sort of military-to-military interactions. so i wonder if we could just start with tell us why you wrote and book and how you wrote it considering that you are a government historian, but this book was really done in a, through a different methodology. >> guest: right. it was done, the genesis of it started as a dissertation many years ago back in the '90s on reagan foreign policy and the persian gulf. one of the catalysts for me as far as an interest in the region itself was my father had been the u.s. central command commander from '85-'88 which was the u.s. milit
good friend and our u.s. ambassador, gary locke, had washed over. not to mention that we're the home to the california institute of regenerative madison -- medicine. mission bay is a destination for those who want to make history in by a life sciences and biotech discoveries. -- vio lifbio life scientists ad biotech discoveries. u2 -- for making that a cause for future generations and we will discover in that corridor those live science drugs that will help us end these dreadful diseases for generations to come. thank you, lieutenant governor. [applause] i wanted to welcome the delegates who come here under the leadership of the vice minister and of course in his capacity as not only the vice ministry of commerce, but also the china investment and promotion agencies and to the many companies are here in attendance, you represent that cross-section of companies from diverse backgrounds and discipline throughout the bay area. i want to welcome you here to this great seminar to wish you a great conversation and an intelligent one, and one that hopefully will discuss the many more ways t
billion. imports were up 2.1% to about $74 billion. now let's bring you a check on the markets. u.s. stock prices end lower for a second day in a row following a drop in telecom and high tech shares. apple in particular lost ground after big gains on monday. well, to see how stocks are performing here in tokyo we go to the tokyo stock exchange. it looks like markets in the u.s. are just taking a step back after recent gains. >> very good morning to you. we have existing home sales and fomc meetings due out later today in the u.s. and those two factors may have been a reason we saw the u.s. markets just fall back a little bit. investors staying on the sidelines just a uch. of course as you mentioned there apple shares just falling back a touch following the gains that it made the previous day and apple is such a heavily weighted component of the nasdaq it always has an effect whether up or down. let's see how it all plays into the opening levels here for this wednesday in tokyo. just having a look at the nikkei and topix both indexes barely in the positive 9,# 157 for the nikkei and 765 for
. >> to mark the occasion a landmark ceremony took place at the site of a former u.s. base now heavily polluted by dion. here's our report from danan. >> it's been 37 years since the war ended. u.s. and bed lambist government wills finally work together to clean up asian agents used in combat. it's a historic moment for people on both sides. >> the u.s. and vietnam it are moving earth right here and taking the first steps to bury the legacies of our past. this morning we celebrate a milestone in our bilateral relationship. >> reporter: the u.s. government has provided $43 million to eliminate the dioxin left behind from the production of agent orange in parts of what is now tanan international airport. in the four-year project more than 70,000 cubic meters of soil will be gathered in iron containers heated to over 300 degrees celsius and soaked into carbon dioxide, chloride. it was held in a city in central vietnam. it was home to a u.s. base during the vietnam war. even today dioxin is being detected in high concentrations at the city's airport. to date washington has the cause of the agent or
.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. the u.s. and arab league special envoy to syria coakley and has announced his mechanic -- resignation after failing to bring to an and more than a year of violence. he said both sides had failed to respect the cease-fire plan. >> the increase in the militarization on the ground and a clear lack of clarity in the security council have fundamentally changed the circumstances for the effective exercise of my role. yet, the bloodshed continues. most of all, because of syrian government intransigence and refusal to implement the six- point plan. and also because of the escalating military campaign of the opposition. all of which is compounded by the disunity of the international community. >> his resignation will take effect at the end of the month. his departure comes amidst fears clashes in aleppo, where rebels say they now control half of the city. the net nations says north korea has requested urgent food aid following the major floods that hit the country last month. north korea says it needs assistance in areas where at least 190 people died and
now!" on the road in baltimore, maryland, the u.s. to repeat as the arms trade treaty, the first-ever global agreement regulating the $60 billion arms trade. we will speak with william hartung, author of, "prophets of war: lockheed martin and the making of the military- industrial complex." then, the conversion of a climate change skeptic. we will speak with a scientist once funded by the right wing koch brothers. >> one, recognize how bad it is. the surprising answer is, so far it has not been very bad. >> years of denying global warming, university of california professor richard muller now says global warming is real and that humans are almost entirely responsible. bill mckibben on "global warming's terrifying new math." >> the key steps are to keep the oil and coal in the ground, not to open the arctic to drilling, not to put up that pipeline to the tar sands. >> all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. president obama has reportedly issued secret authorization for the u.s. to support rebels seeking
gideon levy, trita parsi, and phyllis bennis. this comes as harsh u.s. sanctions are hindering international donations for victims of this weekend's double earthquake. we look at vice president to candidate paul ryan's budget proposal to partially privatize social security and dismantle medicare and medicaid. >> we're at a moment where if government growth is left unchecked and unchallenged, america's best century will be considered our past century. this is the future in which we will transform our social safety net into a hammock that allows the able-bodied people into complacency. >> will the program last another 77 years? we will speak with heather mcghee and eric laursen of, "the people's pension: the struggle to defend social security since reagan." >> what is disturbing is the proposals treat it as something akin to a second sickout or investment account rather than as a sort of social contact. >> all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!," democracynow.org, the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. rebel fighters have claimed responsibility for a major bo
dinnertime deliciousness tonight. subway. eat fresh. >> mark: the u.s. military's top two is being with senior officials in afghanistan they're trying to find out about the wave of attacks against the u.s. and other- the truth. the army general met with the commander and his latest attack is today to afghanistan please return the weapons on u.s. troops killing an american service member, teen u.s. troops have been killed my uniform afghanistan in. >> darya: this flight from new york to los angeles had to make an emergency landing in denver because of an advocate for midnight the passage of the thick of the plane and handcuff him the coffin of--taken off the plane in handcuffs and the passengers then was not released. that like the continue on to its location. >> mark: trading has been like, many investors on vacation and moving look to shut down for the market-- for the month of august for the most part they're on vacation. >> mark: -- >> darya: a report from the national retail federation says that manufacturers and importers are showing cautious optimism despite the economy. th
of the worst drought the country has faced in decades. the u.s. agriculture department today predicted the lowest average corn yield in 15 years. the u.s.d.a. now projects 10.8 billion bushels of corn to be produced. that is down 17% from its forecast just last month of 13 billion bushels. it's a result of severe lack of rainfall-- conditions that have spread across even more of the u.s. breadbasket. nearly a quarter of the country is experiencing extreme or exceptional drought, according to this week's drought monitor report, published by the federal government and the university of nebraska. their weekly map shows areas of the worst drought-- marked here in red and burgundy-- grew by 2% from the week before. the drought and drop in corn production will increase food prices at home and abroad. margaret warner takes it from here. >> warner: to better understand this latest news about corn production and the likely impact of the drought on food supplies in the u.s. and around the world, we turn to ron nixon, who has been covering this story for the "new york times." ron, thank you for b
. >>> u.s. defense secretary leon panetta is asking leaders to be patient over iran. the israelis argue sanctions have failed to persuade them to change course on their nuclear program and they warn a time for a peaceful solution is running out. panetta met with ehud barak. the israeli defense minister. panetta insisted that u.s. and european sanctions are having an impact on iran and all non-military measures should be exhausted before turning to a military option. panetta told benjamin netanyahu that u.s. officials are committed to resolving iran's nuclear issue. >> we will not allow them to develop a nuclear weapon. and we will exert all options in the effort to ensure that that does not happen. >> netanyahu said that sanctions have hurt iran's economy but he said they have had no impact on the nuclear program. he suggested that israeli patience was wearing thin. >>> president bashar al-assad has told his troops that their battle against opposition forces will determine the fate of syria. his written message gave no clues to his whereabouts. assad has not spoken in public since the b
on massive fraud, waste and abuse and illegalities committed by the u.s. government. >> whoa! this guy wasn't some pencil pushing cost benefit analyst. he was a super spy at war with the bum administration. we needed to meet more discreetly. >> i think this is a safe place we can talk. >> i hope so. do you gentlemen have a permit? >> pardon me? >> you need a permit to film here. >> the government had us tailed. so we met again far from the watchful eye of big brother. >> guys, serially. i told you, you can't be here without a permit. >> where the hell are we supposed to shoot in this stupid city then? all right. we went back to the hotel. like any good spy, he brought his lawyer to help him explain why he wasn't a spy. >> thin thread was a program developed with just a few million dollars. yet they shut down the program because it's too effectivement it severely embarrassed him. >> what did you do in >> i brought thin thread to my reporting officials. >> he said, you don't want to ask any more questions, mr. drake. leave it alone. >> holy [bleeped]. that meeting would make abawesome movie.
of gold for u.s. athletes. the latest in a live report. and one phenomenon emerging from the games that's attracting more attention than some of the athletes themselves. the romney/ryan ticket. big questions raised this morning on how the vice presidential choice might affect voting in the swing states. will paul ryan help or hurt? and behind the numbers. how much will the expanding drought cost america and when will you start paying more at the grocery store? good morning to you. welcome to "weekends with alex witt" i'm richard lui. alex is off today. mitt romney and paul ryan wasting no time getting into full swing of the campaign, kicking off a four battleground state bus tour with an event in ashland, virginia, last night. congressman ryan set the tone for the rest of the campaign, going after president obama and the economy. take a listen. >> we've got a choice of two futures ahead of us. we know that. president obama, with his party firmly in control, the first two years, got almost everything passed into law that he wanted. and now we're living under those policies. now we're wit
. at the summit, an initiative seeks to enhance electrical interned -- interconnection and builds on the u.s. partnership from the last summit to increase the availability of reliable and affordable electricity and accelerate we believe these close economic ties make us more competitive. second only to the safety of americans living abroad, our top priority is to make sure the region can pursue these opportunities. thank you again for the opportunity to be here today to discuss this important issue. i look forward to working with this committee. >> that we thank both of you for your testimony. before i go to questions, let me ask unanimous consent the with- unanimous consent to enter a statement with chevron. >> without objection, so ordered. >> i appreciate both of your testimony so far as the positive aspects and the promise and the opportunities, which i share. but promises and opportunities cannot be fulfilled if there are a series of challenges that make that investment dubious in terms of transparency, rule of law, arbitrary and capricious tax changes, intellectual property rights chal
. the u.s. basketball team goes for the gold. they could face a tougher challenge than you might think, though. and we'll take a look at the latest medal count. will the u.s. beat its closest rival on the final day as we look at a live picture of the olympic flame? my cut hurt! mine hurt more! mine stopped hurting faster... [ female announcer ] neosporin® plus pain relief starts relieving pain faster and kills more types of infectious bacteria. neosporin® plus pain relief. for a two dollar coupon, visit neosporin.com. and i thought "i can't do this, it's just too hard." then there was a moment. when i decided to find a way to keep going. go for olympic gold and go to college too. [ male announcer ] every day we help students earn their bachelor's or master's degree for tomorrow's careers. this is your moment. let nothing stand in your way. devry university, proud to support the education of our u.s. olympic team. devry university, proud to support the education this is new york state. we built the first railway, the first trade route to the west, the greatest empires. then, some said
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a dubious anniversary. a year ago the u.s. lost its aaa credit rating. let's look at what happened when we learned for the first time in hospital, the s&p stripped the united states of its perfect rating. >> it's historic and unprecedented. america may still be the world's biggest economy, but it lost its status as the world's safest bar. >> a standard and poor's downgraded the united states's aaa credit rating. >> tonight on world news, downgrade disaster. >> for will be a line in the history books, but what it will mean for the pocket book. >> get ready for the averages to tumble. >> we're are spent and the jig is up. the pain could be severe. >> joining me now to talk about what the united states is doing to get the aaa rating back is richard quest, anchor of quest means business. good morning to you. >> good morning, randi. here's an interesting question. there two issues really. jumping in with both feet, the first question is what effect losing aaa had. not very much indeed. the second is what the u.s. is doing to get its aaa back. that seems to be not very much indeed. when the aaa
by the consensus, china and u.s. relations are now moving ahead on a healthy track. which we think will help a healthy development of the bilateral economic [inaudible] there are a number of figures that can show that benefit we have from our corporation. last year in 2011, our total trade volume reached $447 billion. for the first half of this year, we recorded trade volume of $231 billion u.s., an increase of 12%. china is of the first largest and growing market. china is the no. 1 market for agriculture for u.s. agricultural products like soybeans and cotton. soybeans are 60% of -- is sold to china. one-third of u.s. cotton is sold to china. china is also an important market for u.s. automobiles and aircraft. china also is in long-term market for u.s. service industry. in this area, the u.s. has done a long time service. at the same time, the chinese want to prepare -- entrepreneurs are interested in making investments in the united states so there are more and more chinese companies coming to the united states and investments. according to chinese statistics, for the last 18 months, the
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